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cygnet, signet
cygnet (SIG nit, SIG nuht) (noun)
A young swan: Carol saw a mother waterbird, with a long neck and all white, with just oneĀ cygnet swimming beside her in the lake.
signet (SIG nit, SIG nuht) (noun)
1. A seal; especially, as used on a document often one which is engraved on a ring: The king used sealing wax to press his signet on the letter.
2. An impression made with a seal: The signet was unbroken, assuring the reader no one had pried into the contents of the letter.

Grady noticed that the ring which he used for a signet had a cygnet worked into the design which made a handsome wax signet on the letters which he was sending out.